Muladhara | 2017 | Polaroid
Muladhara | 2017 | Polaroid

“The first chakra, Muladharais connected to our existence in this world, to the consciousness that allows us to survive in the world, to everything that is material, solid and corporeal, and to our physical energy and our desire to live in the physical world.

The more open it is, the greater our physical energy. We will be firmly rooted and will live our lives with decisiveness and determination.

It is related to the fears connected to survival: food, air, water, economic resources and work. On the plane of consciousness, it represents the will to exist, to be, to be incarnated and to manifest yourself.

This chakra is located at the base of the spine and supports the other centres. Any loss of physical energy affects this chakra as it distributes this energy throughout the body. Caring for your body, an interest in material life and the ability to earn your own living are directly connected to this chakra.

Its main feature is innocence. Innocence is the quality through which we are able to feel pure, childish joy, without the limitations of prejudice or other types of restrictions.

Disorders of the first chakra occur when life becomes very material and there is no control over explosions of temperament. Rage, impatience, violence and irritation have a negative impact on this chakra.

Svadhishtana | 2017 | Polaroid
Svadhishtana | 2017 | Polaroid

Svadhishtana, the second chakra, is the reproduction centre and, because it is directly associated with the moon, it can affect your emotional tides (humour, sense of well-being, etc.).

Creativity and the inspiration to create begin in the second chakra.

The pranic energy in this chakra governs the circulation of the blood and keeps it well balanced in all bodily fluids. It also governs the genitals (ovaries and testicles), attitudes in relationships, sex and sexual behaviour, feeling, reproduction and assimilation. The sacral chakra is the emotional chakra. It connects the physical body to the soul.

It is the chakra of movement and expansion. It governs love through beauty, the arts, relationships, sex and the pleasures of the world. It is responsible for the joy of living and for our personal power, which is intimately connected to our deepest identity. This chakra is where our unconscious traumas are stored.

When there is an imbalance, the mental and physical dysfunctions of this chakra are problems related to sex, money and control in relation to others, loneliness, resentment, guilt, self-recrimination, depression, revenge, jealousy, envy, fear of rejection, emotional concerns and vices.

Manipura | 2017| Polaroid
Manipura | 2017| Polaroid

The third chakra, also known as the solar plexus chakra, receives, distributes and processes perceptible energy. It is connected to the lower level of the mental body that represents the rational and conscious mind.

Self-confidence and the survival instinct, commercial skills, mathematics, determination and the capacity to learn and encourage yourself are associated with this chakra.

In Manipura, we enter into an active relationship with the things of the World and with other people. The emotional energy flows outwards, our relationships, affinities and aversions, as well as the capacity to establish long-lasting emotional relationships; this is where social identity is to be found. Disorders of the third chakra


occur whenever drugs of any kind are used. The chakra responds negatively whenever a person feels rejected, is intimidated and is unable to say no.

Anahata| 2017| Polaroid
Anahata| 2017| Polaroid

The fourth chakra is located in the region of the heart. It is mainly related to the thymus gland and the heart. Its energy corresponds to love and devotion as subtle and elevated forms of emotion. When activated, it develops all of your potential for altruistic love. When weakened, it indicates the need to free yourself from selfishness and to nurture greater devotion to others.

Anahata connects the body and the mind to the spirit. It governs people’s capacity to love themselves and others, and to understand and share things. To be in synch and to feel exhilaration with each other. This chakra also lets us be aware of the beauty of nature. Images, words and sounds are turned into feelings.

Another of this chakra’s functions is the ability to forgive and to accept forgiveness. Tuning in to the great source of divine love, understanding the loving message of Christ and finding purpose in life.

Disorders of the fourth chakra occur when hate, intolerance, prejudice, selfishness, revenge and loneliness are present. Laziness, an aversion to your job and an absence of life goals are other harmful factors for this centre.

Vishuddha | 2017 | Polaroid
Vishuddha | 2017 | Polaroid

The fifth chakra is located at the front of the throat and is connected to the thyroid gland. It is related to most subtle perceptive capacity, to understanding and to the voice. When developed, it generally indicates strength of character, considerable mental capacity and discernment. This is the chakra responsible for the acquisition of knowledge and is fundamental in gaining wisdom. (…)

Vishuddha provides an important link between the lower chakras and the centres in the head. It serves as a bridge between our thoughts and feelings, between our impulses and reactions, simultaneously transmitting the content of all the chakras to the outside world. The throat chakra lets us express everything we are experiencing internally, our laughter and our tears, our feelings of love and joy as well as those of fear and rage, our intentions and desires, our ideas, understanding and perception of the inner worlds.

It is the centre of communication and hearing, of receptiveness and creativity. Of access to the ethereal pattern. The fifth chakra allows us to develop the capacity for self-reflection.

This chakra is related to the functioning of the sense of hearing, where we open our ears and listen to the audible and hidden voices of creation. We also notice our inner voice, come into contact with the mind and receive inspiration.

Ajna | 2017| Polaroid
Ajna | 2017| Polaroid

The sixth chakra is located between our eyebrows. Known as the “third eye” in Hindu tradition, it is connected to intuitive capacity and to subtle perception. When well developed, it can indicate a high degree of sensitivity. If it is weakened, it points to a certain psycho-mental primitiveness.

It is the seat of the highest mental strength, intellectual discernment, memory and will, and it is the central nervous system’s highest command centre, on the physical level.

Ajna lets you see beyond physical reality and enter the psychic realm, beyond the understanding of non-physical truth. It forms the second layer of the aura and provides access to the pattern of the celestial body.

The sixth chakra amplifies all of your spiritual gifts, mainly those that let you see without using your eyes, such as intuition and clairvoyance. Concentration, meditation and visualisation can be stimulated by this mandala. This chakra gives us the ability to see ourselves without judging.

The third eye connects us to the process of manifestation by means of the power of thought. The process of creation begins when the being resting within itself begins to be aware of its own existence. When this happens, we have the first subject-object relationship, and so the first duality. (…)

Sahasrara | 2017| Polaroid
Sahasrara | 2017| Polaroid

The seventh chakra is the most important of all; it is located on the top of the head and is related to a person’s overall energy pattern. Known as the crown chakra, Sahasrara is represented by a purple lotus flower with a thousand petals in Indian tradition.

Through it, we receive the Divine Light. The tradition of crowing kings is based on the principle of stimulating this chakra in order to enhance human beings’ spiritual capacity and higher conscience.

The so-called enlightenment (a state of consciousness connected to the Supreme Being) occurs through the seventh chakra. The vibrations created by our prayers pass through it. Through this chakra, we become aware that we have an identity that transcends physicality and are part of a universal plane. In it, we are connected to the infinite, divine and formless being (but which contains all of the unmanifested forms and qualities within itself). In it, we live and feel ourselves in God, becoming One with the divine origin from which we came

Our personal energy field merges with the universal energy field. What we previously understood intellectually and intuitively now becomes full understanding. In it, we experience the most varied forms of the expression of creation, between which our body is also situated, like a plaything of the Divine conscience with which we have become one. (…)”

Camila Lovisaro.